News for Thursday, September 29, 2011



Kearl to step down as Weber State men's coach

Dave Kearl, head men’s golf coach at Weber State, has announced he will step down from his position effective Jan. 1 to pursue other opportunities. Kearl had been at the helm of the Wildcat program since 2000.

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Vegas, McGirt share lead in Las Vegas

It's only fitting that Jhonattan Vegas holds a share of the lead at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. He and William McGirt shot rounds of 8-under 63.

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LPGA to reach Thompson decision Friday

LPGA commissioner Mike Whan received Lexi Thompson’s petition for membership on Sept. 29. Whan told Thompon’s agent, Bobby Kreusler, that a decision would be made by Friday afternoon, according to an LPGA spokesperson.

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Geddes to leave LPGA tour operations for WWE

Last weekend Jane Geddes walked inside the ropes at the Solheim Cup, the most spirited week in women’s golf. That scene pales in comparison to the “smackdown” in her next gig: VP of Talent Relations at WWE.

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Weekly top 5: Weather wreaks havoc on college golf

Inclement weather wreaked havoc at a few college tournaments earlier this week.

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Lehman headlines field at SAS Championship

Tom Lehman knows a victory at the SAS Championship this weekend won’t clinch the Charles Schwab Cup.

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Founders Cup to return to Phoenix in 2012

The LPGA announced that the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup will return to Phoenix next year, but now will be a 72-hole event.

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Johnson: ‘No hard feelings’ about losing caddie

Dustin Johnson says there is no friction between him and fellow American Tiger Woods after losing his caddie to the former No. 1.

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Oosthuizen shares early lead at Dunhill Links

Former British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen shot a 6-under 66 Thursday at Kingsbarns to grab a share of the first-round lead at the Dunhill Links Championship.

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D-III star Lee makes the grade on any level

Tain Lee, a senior at NCAA Division III Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, can make the grades and excel on the course – even against the best in Division I. D.J. Piehowski explains.

Lee takes 2-shot lead at Asian Amateur

Soo-min Lee took a two-shot lead Thursday after an opening-round 65 at the Asian Amateur Championship. Defending champion Hideki Matsuyama is two behind.

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Club-fitting series: Adams Golf's Michael Vrska

James Achenbach: Michael Vrska, director of product development for Adams Golf, preaches the importance of proper gapping between clubs and proper lie angle.

Former PGA Tour winner Hill dies at 74

Dave Hill, a 13-time winner on the PGA Tour who made three Ryder Cup appearances and won the 1969 Vardon Trophy for the tour’s lowest scoring average, has died. He was 74.